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Nonlinear Contact - Contact vs Target

When including nonlinear contact in an FEA model using ANSYS Mechanical Workbench, there are a number of settings that may be necessary.

This video is the first in a series of videos about nonlinear contact. It discusses the various settings for defining Contact vs Target elements.

In all, there are nine (9) videos that discuss commonly used settings associated with modeling nonlinear contact.

  1. Contact vs Target
  2. Behavior
  3. Trim Contact
  4. Formulations
  5. Normal Stiffness
  6. Detection Method
  7. Pinball Region
  8. Interface Treatment
  9. Contact Tool

Each video is roughly 5 minutes in length and designed to provide a quick introduction (or refresher) on the topic.

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